Tagged: microfinance

Olga Cherkasova, florist

In the Russian Federation, small loans and targeted training from Oxfam help young people develop their own small businesses and make a sustainable living.

Emergency Article
Food distribution at a community canteen

Clotide Anilus, a 38-year-old mother of three, is one of the beneficiaries of Oxfam-funded community canteens. Through these canteens, Oxfam provides free hot meals to 4,500 earthquake survivors in the area.

Elham Sa'ah working in beehive. Credit: Caroline Berger

On the outskirts of Ramallah, a group of enterprising women have set up a burgeoning cooperative and become role models for other women in their community.

Angeela Wassel and Freshta, representatives from Afghanistan where the We Can Campaign hadn't yet been officially launched. Credit Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

Sitting on the floor of her shop, Alam carefully measures out a kilo of wheat for her neighbor. With help from Oxfam and other women in her village, Alam started her own small business six months ago.

Rose Juwawo with her livestock. Rose is a beneficiary of Balaka Sustainable Livelihood. Credit: Debbie Yazbek/Oxfam

Eight years ago, Rose Juwawo, from Balaka, in Malawi, received a goat through an Oxfam livelihoods program. Here, she tells how that goat has transformed her family’s life.


In the tsunami- and conflict-affected village of Thandiadi, one group of women is rearing hybrid goats to improve their livelihoods and learning how to manage their finances at the same time.

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